The Saint John’s Risking-Taking Mission & Service Committee and the Methodist Federation for Social Action will partner to bring the movie, An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story, to Saint John’s on Sunday, March 30, at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Barbara Holmes will be the moderator for questions and answers following the movie.
Directed by Al Reinert, this inspiring film portrays the harrowing true tale of Michael Morton. Wrongly convicted of the brutal murder of his young wife, Morton spent a quarter century in the Texas prison system, cut off from his only child, who believed him to be guilty of destroying their family. Collaborating with his attorney and the Innocence Project, Morton cleared himself through DNA testing. In the process he brought to bear the plight of America’s unjust imprisonments.
Morton had a religious epiphany in jail, and credits his new found inner peace with the knowledge that God “loves me.” He says he forgives a prosecutor who failed to share evidence in his trial. Watch the trailer at: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/justice/cnn-films-unreal-dream/index.html.